Hello. My name is Stephen Hackett. I live in my hometown of Memphis, TN. I married my high-school sweetheart, and we have a son who is a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a beautiful daughter and a cat.
I earned a journalism degree from the University of Memphis, with concentrations in both web and print. My wife (who has an English degree) and I argue over things like the Oxford comma.
Four years into school, I took a job as a sales guy at the local Apple Store to help pay for my wife’s engagement ring. I quickly became a part-time student and began working as the store’s Lead Mac Genius.
After two years, I left Apple to manage a start-up Apple Authorized Service Provider. It was a lot of fun to see Apple tech out in the real world — not just from behind a Genius Bar. Most days it was great, but some days it meant unloading hundreds of iMacs in the rain and imaging them in a warehouse. Sadly, the economic downturn in 2008 ate our company alive.
I now work IT & Multimedia Director for a large, faith-based non-profit.
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There aren’t comments on 512 Pixels, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to talk. I’d love to hear from you about anything you want to get off your chest.
You can email me at [email protected].
Some Homemade Reviews
- A Look at the BlackBerry Z10
- Looking Back At The Future: A Preview Of The Apple Pop-Up Museum
- The iPad mini: Good Things Come in Small Packages
- On the Nexus 7: My Nerd Life Has Never Been More Confusing
- The iPod nano Watch: 007 or 00Lame?
You can see all of my reviews here.
Some Helpful How-To Guides
- A Template For Creating A Good, Well-Rounded Backup Strategy
- The Capture Form
- How to Return the “Bounce Message” Feature to OS X Lion Mail
- How to Setup Gmail Over IMAP to Play Nice Within Mac OS X Mail
Stuff About Old Computers
“Writers I Read” Interview Series
“Writers I Read” is a series about some of my favorite writers on the web. My goal with these interviews is to peak behind the blog posts and get to know real humans.
The Meaning Behind the Name
The original Macintosh’s screen was 512 pixels across, making the screen resolution 72 DPI. That number should sound familiar, as it is still the DPI used in most web design. The Mac’s GUI paved the way for computers and design as we know them today. Nothing has been untouched since 1984. I want to pay homage to that with my work.